Monday, 8 April 2013

Naga Tomato Chutney - No Oil Recipe

Recipes from North East of India are not quite common to come across. My exploration for recipes from other regions of India brought me to Nagaland when a friend of mine posted this recipe here. I  bugged her a few times with questions. Well you might ask what is to ask for such a simple recipe. but you have to understand that I am making something from a state I cannot even spot on a map. I am sooooo happy to have found a variation of Tomato chutney.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Tomato 4
Green Chillies 4
Garlic pods 4
Ginger 2 inches
Coriander leaves a handful
Mint Leaves a handful
Water 1.5 cups

Method of Preparation

1. Roughly chop the tomatoes, green chillies, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves and mint leaves.

2. Add it to a pot along with 1.5 cups of water and some salt.

3. Bring to a boil and cook till the water is almost evaporated. Switch off.

4. You can either mash it with your spatula or give a quick pulse in the mixie. I chose the latter option.

Check out the recipe for Vegetable Paniyaram that I served with these here


  1. Tomato chutney looks so tangy and healthy

  2. Thats a very interesting chutney,without oil am gonna try.

  3. Very interesting Chutney Roshni...

  4. Whaow! very interesting... but i wonder why 1.5 cups of water?

    1. well, i followed a recipe linked in the post. so used 1.5 cups. It was enough for the tomatoes to get cooked. Have not tried with less or more water. Do try it.. very tasty chutney

  5. hi,there is no need to add water at all.just roast the tomatoes,chillies,then mash it well,adding salt to home we usually mash it with a wooden grinder,which you will find in all the naga for the chutney,depending on your taste you may add finely chopped basil,or any green herbs.back home in nagaland we add dried fish to it alongwith a variety of freshly available local herbs for the garnish.

    1. thanks for the tip. I have never eaten an authentic one. Found this recipe tasty and tried it.. we love it at home. will try your variation as well